With themed circuits and gastronomy as an attraction, the city of Buenos Aires launches "El Finde del Turismo"

During two consecutive days, the City will exhibit its attractions for tourists and residents

(Source: Buenos Aires Turismo)

On Saturday, May 20 and Sunday, May 21, the first edition of “El Finde del Turismo” will take place in the City of Buenos Aires, in which special tours and free activities will take place during extended hours. With gastronomy as a transversal axis and guided tours as the main attraction, this new proposal seeks to value both the traditional offer and the emerging places in the City. 

Throughout the weekend there will be discounts on different gastronomic proposals and trips on all subway lines will be free from 7:00 p.m. until the service closes. Full information on the event can be accessed at turismo.buenosaires.gob.ar/FindeDelTurismo

“We are permanently working on developing new proposals, as well as positioning the City's traditional and emerging tourism offer. The Tourism Weekend represents an opportunity to make visible the immense offer and promote the promotion of emerging circuits in the City, making available to tourists and residents a wide variety of options to enjoy a destination that is constantly renewed”, Lucas asserted. Delfino, president of the Tourism Entity of the City of Buenos Aires.

This initiative derives from the already well-known Tourism Night, which had two successful editions during 2022. Based on the great call for both events, the Tourism Agency of the City of Buenos Aires decided to extend the meeting over two Full days so that residents and national and international tourists can enjoy the attractions of the destination.

The Night of Tourism: the background

The first edition of the Tourism Night, which took place on May 14, was fully occupied in all the circuits that were set up for the event and thousands of people in each massive live cultural show. In addition, more than 200 gastronomic establishments, 3 embassies, 8 museums and temples and 40 hotels participated in the event.

According to data collected by the Observatory of the Tourism Entity, 57% of the people who attended the different circuits were residents of the City, although there were also visitors from Greater Buenos Aires, Tucumán, Santa Fe and Córdoba. In addition, international tourists also participated and the main markets were Brazil, Chile, Colombia and Venezuela. 

For its part, in the second edition of the meeting, which was held on October 8, within the framework of the long weekend for the Day of Respect for Cultural Diversity, the national capital received more than 95,000 national and international tourists. The proposal consisted of four guided thematic circuits, three artistic shows, free catamaran rides, free access to the Tourist Bus and benefits in gastronomic venues.

In this latest installment, the number of attendees exceeded that of the same weekend but in 2019, when more than 91,000 national and international visitors arrived in the City. In addition, a hotel occupancy rate of 84% and an economic impact of more than $3,442 million were estimated.

Schedule of activities of "El finde del Turismo":

Saturday May 20:

Soccer circuits

10, 11 and 12 noon. Guided circuit "Murales futboleros" in the neighborhood of La Paternal. The meeting point is the Mural "El rastrojero de don Yayo" (Av. Álvarez Jonte y Gavilán) and ends with a visit to the Argentinos Juniors museum (with a 30% discount).

3, 4 and 5 p.m. Guided tour "Memories of an idol" through the Villa Devoto neighborhood, where some little-known memories of Diego Maradona's greatest idol are immortalized. The meeting point is Café García (Sanabria 3302). At the end they will be able to enjoy the "Wine District Fair" in Plaza Arenales (Mercedes 4085).

6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Theatrical guided tour "Stories that the World Cup Left" in Belgrano, taking a tour that begins at Blanco Encalada 800 (Ramsay corner) through the memories, caìbalas and anecdotes of a fan who fulfilled the dream of seeing the Argentine National Team win the World Cup in 2022.

Historical circuits

10, 11 and 12 noon. Guided visit to the Mercado de los Carruajes, in Retiro, starting at Galerías Pacifico (Avenida Córdoba and Florida). The tour will have the artistic participation of Camilo Verga at 1:30 p.m.

3, 4 and 5 p.m. Guided circuit "Evolution of transport" in Caballito. The tour, which begins in Primera Junta square, will allow you to appreciate the "English neighborhood" and enter the Mercado del Progreso to learn about the anecdotes of the tram that knew how to become a moving museum.

5, 6 and 7 p.m. Photographic circuit through the San Telmo neighborhood, which will begin in Plaza Dorrego. They will be accompanied by a professional guide and photographer to tour this emblematic area of ​​the City. 

Artistic circuits

2, 3 and 4 p.m. Alternative guided tour of La Boca, reviewing the works of the neighborhood's emerging artists, ending with discounted access to the "Colón Fábrica" ​​for those who arrive at the ticket office with a bracelet identifying the guided tour. The promotional price will be $450.

10 and 11 a.m. Theatrical guided circuit "Fantastic trip to the bohemian life of 1900" in Boedo that begins at the corner of Homero Manzi (Av. San Juan and Av. Boedo) to publicize the most representative places, where plastic arts, theater, circus , literature, tango and sports life, turned the neighborhood into a pioneer of popular art. 

4, 5 and 6 p.m. Guided visit to the Cassará Building, in Monserrat, where one of the Institutes of the Cassará Foundation and AreaTec work. The "LEISURE" exhibition is currently taking place in which the artists Marcella Casal, Gastón Bejarano, Soledad Miguens and Adriana Cerviño exhibit various works that can be discovered along the tour. At the end, there will be an artistic activation by "Universo Danza".

Sunday May 21:

Soccer circuits

10, 11 and 12 noon. Guided circuit "Astros del fútbol" in the Palermo Soho area, with a meeting point in Armenia and Nicaragua (Plaza Immigrantes de Armenia), touring the urban art of the neighborhood where some references of the Argentine National Team are reflected, such as Lionel Messi, Diego Maradona and Emiliano "Dibu" Martinez.

3:30 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. Theatrical circuit "Three cups, three legends" in the San Nicolás neighborhood to learn about the history of the participation of the Argentine National Team in the World Cups. From the meeting point in Lavalle and 25 de Mayo, a tour guide, an experienced football speaker and a boisterous fan will be in charge of transporting visitors through time.

6:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Guided circuit "Visiting the neighborhood of an idol" in Villa Devoto, touring the neighborhood where Diego Maradona lived, one of the greatest exponents of Argentine soccer. Starting at Plaza Arenales (Mercedes 4058), the tour will visit some of the tourist attractions related to the idol.

Historical circuits

10 and 11 a.m. Theatrical guided circuit "Plaza de la Victoria and its first neighbors" in Monserrat. Starting at the monument to Juan de Garay, next to the Casa Rosada, the tour led by three guides and two musicians will relive the history of the first square of the city (current Plaza de Mayo), recreating the customs and ideals of the characters that passed through it in the most relevant moments of the past of the Homeland.

2, 3, 4, and 5 p.m. Guided visit to the Buenos Aires Legislature in Monserrat next to its iconic library in order to learn about the political history of the City.

5, 6 and 7 p.m. Guided photographic circuit through the San Nicolás neighborhood. with starting point at the Mirador del Obelisco - Escalinatas (Av. Pres. Roque Sáenz Peña 1124). The tour will seek to capture the best architectural postcards that the neighborhood offers and that make up the historical heritage of both the City and the country.

Artistic circuits

10 and 11:30 a.m. Guided circuit "Mysteries of Argentine Fashion" in Recoleta. The tour, which begins in Junín 1930, with a dramatization about the mysteries of Argentine fashion. This circuit will take visitors through some of the most interesting areas of the city in terms of fashion and art.

12 and 2 p.m. Inclusive guided tours for people with disabilities in Monserrat. The tour includes the main attractions of the Historic Center, trying to integrate, include and make the City accessible with a circuit that begins with the haptic map of the BAM (Buenos Aires Museum), to continue and end in the Plaza de Mayo.

6 p.m. Preferential visit to Tango Porteño in San Nicolás which consists of a journey through time through the glorious years in which tango was breathed and enjoyed in all corners of the city. The proposal Includes the experience in a wonderful space where the great orchestras of Canaro, Fresedo, Piazzolla, De Caro, Gobbi, Biagi, De Angelis, Di Sarli, D'Arienzo, Lomuto, D'Agostino and of course the unforgettable Troilo and Pugliese.


All weekend from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., the Buenos Aires Bus and Buenos Aires City Bus Tourist Buses will operate at a promotional price of $3000 for nationals. In this way, visitors will be able to get on at any stop along the route with the ticket purchased through the web addresses of both companies.

On Saturday 20 from 1 to 6 p.m., the Humberto M company, which offers tours along the river, will offer a 20% discount on the "lunch + navigation" proposal (1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.) and on the “sunset + open bar” proposal (4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.). To access the promotion, reservations must be made to the following Whatsapp: +5491163832972.

On Saturday 20 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Sturla will offer a 2-for-1 on the “Postcards of Buenos Aires” waterfront, buying tickets at the Cecilia Grierson 400 ticket office (children under 6 years old do not pay).

Courtyards and terraces of Buenos Aires

All weekend, the patios and markets attached to the Tourism Weekend will have benefits on the menu and discounts to eat and buy products. In some of them there will be artistic activations.

San Nicolás Market (Av. Córdoba 1750, hours 11 a.m. to midnight - artistic intervention by “Brass Ensamble” on Saturday, May 20 at 7 p.m.).

Belgrano Market (Juramento 2527, hours 8 a.m. to midnight - ROLLING BRASS ENSAMBLE artistic intervention on Saturday, May 20 at 9:30 p.m.).

Bonpland Market (Bonpland 1660, Saturday from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.).

Some of the most recognized rooftops in the City of Buenos Aires will have a special program on Saturday, May 20.

The Mirador Plaza de Mayo (8th floor of Pasaje Roverano) will have extended hours from 3 to 8 p.m. at a cost of $2,800 per person for the guided tour + special menu. Reservations are made through the Instagram account @rooftopplazademayo.

From 4 to 8 pm, Olympo Sky Bar (Av. Corrientes 1464, 31st floor) will offer brunch (coffee or juice or drink with croissant, cheese scone, square of cake) for a value of $3,000. In addition, from 6 to 8 p.m. the after office menu will be offered (duo of meat empanadas or baskets of French fries or spinach croquettes for $2,000, option with vermouth or gin and tonic for $3,000). These proposals will be accompanied by music with a live DJ.

Shows and immersive experience

On Saturday, May 20, Grupo Play will perform at Av. del Libertador and Austria (Recoleta) from 9:30 p.m. (opening act: Villa Diamante).

On Sunday, May 21 at 8, 9 and 10 p.m., the mapping show "World Champions" will be held in Bolivia 1, (Monserrat) on the 2022 World Cup festivities.

On Saturday the 20th, the Planetarium will offer tours of the facilities and a free screening at 5, 5:30 and 6:30 p.m. The proposal will be repeated on Sunday 21 at 12, 12:30 and 1:30 p.m.

On Saturday the 20th at the Parque Centenario Amphitheater (Leopoldo Marechal 832, Caballito), there will be an urban music show. From 7:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. La boombap will be presented, from 8:00 p.m. to 8:40 p.m., MCH El Markuzi and  Flor Gómez will close from 8:50 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. .

Featured activities

On Saturday the 20th from 12 noon the Wine District Fair will take place in Plaza Arenales (Mercedes 4058, Devoto). The event will have the presence of the most outstanding wineries in Argentina in 35 exclusive stands and 5 wine cellars in the District. The public will be able to know and taste wines from different wineries in consumption "by the glass". In this way, a gastronomic proposal will also be presented, made up of several of the most important restaurants that are located on the square, with tables on the streets. There will also be a gastronomic patio set up at the corner of Nueva York and Mercedes with the presence of restaurant stalls from the District area that are not located on the square. In reference to contents and experiences, there will be a stage that will offer didactic talks, guided tastings, interactive content with the public and interviews with oenologists. Various musical shows will take place on the same stage to entertain the afternoon and evening of the Fair.

Notable adhered bars will have a special benefit and in some of them there will be surprise artistic activations: Café Margot (Av. Boedo 857), Bar el federal (Carlos Calvo 599), Bar de CAO (Av. Independencia 2400), Café la Poesía (Chile 502), Bar la Biela (Av. Presidente Manuel Quintana 596), El viejo Buzón (Neuquén 1100), Celta bar (Sarmiento 1701), Café Cortazar (José A. Cabrera 3797), Rotisserie/bar Miramar (Av San Juan 1999), Confitería las violetas (Av. Rivadavia 3899), La Puerto Rico (Adolfo Alsina 416), Bar Cabildo de Buenos Aires (Perú 86), La Giralda (Av. Corrientes 1453), Café La Ópera (Av. Corrientes 1799), Bar La ideal (Suipacha 384), Bar “12 de octubre” (El Boliche de Roberto) (Bulnes 331), Bar “Los Laureles” (Av. Gral. Tomás de Iriarte 2290), 

On Sunday 21 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., the 1st Rowing Regatta will be held in the Riachuelo. This is a free event with the participation of coxed pair and coxed pair boats, on a 5600 meter course, from Vuelta de Rocha to Pueyrredón Bridge and back. From the Riachuelo boulevard.

All weekend, from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m., the photographic and sketch exhibition "Disney 100 Years" will be available, dedicated to the inspiring research trip that Walt Disney made along with a select group of artists through Latin America in 1941. The meeting, organized by ArtexArte, will be at Lavalleja 1062 (Villa Crespo) with free admission that must be reserved at www.artexarte.com.ar .




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